With this education we are increasing our capacity to understand the world, contribute to it, and to reshape ourselves. We have always recognized the importance of education, but now it is important to recognize the importance of a liberal education. We have reached a point in society were we are not sure how to measure the success of a liberal arts education. Since the concept of a liberal education is unfamiliar to some, individuals do not trust what it could do to their kids.
Forgot Password? Already Subscribed? Create a Login now. Gilbert Meilaender. I n a world increasingly shaped, for better and for worse, by technological advancement, how can we form people who are thoughtful enough and free enough to distinguish between what we can do and what it would be wise for us to do? Many hope that an education in the liberal arts might help us become people who are neither captive to technology nor dismissive of it.
Liberal arts education from Latin liberalis "free" and ars "art or principled practice"  is the traditional academic program in Western higher education. Liberal arts education can refer to studies in a liberal arts degree program or to a university education more generally. Such a course of study contrasts with those that are principally vocational , professional, or technical. Before they became known by their Latin variations artes liberales , septem artes liberales , studia liberalia ,  the liberal arts were the continuation of Ancient Greek methods of enquiry that began with a "desire for a universal understanding. Together they came to be known as the seven liberal arts.
College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Grounded in the liberal arts, the college is integral to the comprehensive mission of the university. It's technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields the results that make our hearts sing.